Where possible, the names of the original finders are included in the narratives. In addition to the contributors mentioned above, several of Regional Editors have helped observers to prepare and submit documentation.
The Committee also thanks Mike Morgante and David Suggs for forwarding important documentation.
Five days later another was found by Jorn Ake on 9 Jan in the Atlantic Ocean off Amagansett and was re-found the next day.
Later, in mid November, one appeared at Piermont; excellent photos by Alan Wells show that this bird was entangled in fishing line but seemed free to move about.
Specimens and sight reports clearly document the regular occurrence of the Nelson's Sparrow subspecies breeds in the upper reaches of the St.
The Committee is very grateful to Carena Pooth (NYSOA President and website administrator) for updating and continuously improving the NYSARC web site.
Leach’s Storm-Petrel () was also discussed, but it was agreed to leave the species on the statewide review list.
During the summers of 20, birders/fishermen venturing into deep water in the southeast quadrant of the New York State pelagic zone made counts that far exceed previous totals.
HIGHLIGHTS Highlights of the 2009 Annual Report include the first record of the high-arctic ) 2009-72-A/B One, Sunken Meadow State Park and environs, Suffolk, 8 & 15 Nov (Thomas B. The first Pink-footed Goose accepted to the state list related to the bird staying in Montauk from November 2007 to March 2008.
Also in 2008, a second one appeared on Long Island at Stony Brook in February, and then the following winter a single bird visited Flushing, Queens from December 2008 until January 2009.